The Trial Of Billy Jack

Production year: 1974

Drama PG   Running time: 2:50

IMDB rating:   4.7     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English;  Subtitles: None;  Audio: DD 5.1

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from "yoga sports" to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day. The Trial of Billy Jack not only broke every box-office record for its day, it forever changed the way motion pictures were distributed. It was for the release of The Trial of Billy Jack that Tom Laughlin created the mega-multiple release that included the first-ever use of national TV advertising for a motion picture.

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Features

Audio commentary
Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries

Special features

Commentary Tracks From The Laughlin Family
Cut-Your-Own-Version Fight Scene Footage
Advertising Footage
Uncovered Photos and Storyboards
Mini-Documentary
The Trial Of Billy Jack